Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says that believers need to place God first when managing their finances.
In a devotional published last Thursday, the author of The Purpose-Driven Life explained that whatever area "you want God to bless in your life, you put Him first in that area."
Does God get mad at Christians who stop tithing to their church due to a job loss or because they're struggling financially?
A woman recently asked the Rev. Billy Graham if she and her husband were still expected to give money to their church after he was laid off and only able to find part-time work.
Graham responded that even a small amount of giving is acceptable, because tithing and charity should not be viewed as "a way to make God happy with us." more >>
To have a life that is overflowing with blessing, a person needs to give Jesus total control of one's life, including their career, according to Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Monday, Warren focused his attention on Luke 5:3, which reads as follows: "Jesus got into one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, and asked him to push off a little from the land. Then Jesus sat down and continued to teach the people from the boat."
Warren used this verse to illustrate that a person should "give Jesus complete control of your life, including your career." more >>
Miracles don't happen when a situation is comfortable, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In his "Daily Hope" devotional published Tuesday, Warren explained "the path to a miracle often goes through uncomfortable territory."
"Miracles never happen in your comfort zone, when everything's great and convenient. You don't need a miracle when everything is settled in your life," said Warren. "You only need a miracle when you're on the edge, when you're scared to death, when you're insecure, when you can get hit at any angle." more >>
Saddleback Church lead pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren recently shared the four secrets to answered prayer.
In a blog entry posted Sunday on Warren's "Daily Hope" devotional site, the Saddleback pastor wrote about answered prayer using the context of the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah.
Warren's list of "four secrets to answered prayers" are: "base your request on God's character; confess the sins of which you're aware; claim the promises of God, and be specific in what you ask for." more >>
The "family of God" will outlast everything known in the modern day world, such as Microsoft, Hollywood and even the United States, says Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren.
"A thousand years from today, if there's still earth here, there won't be a Microsoft. There won't be a Hollywood a thousand years from today. There won't be a United States of America, because no earthly kingdom lasts forever. There won't be all of the things we think are so great," Warren wrote in his Daily Devotional Friday morning.
The best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life added: "But there will still be the family of God. God's people last. It's the only thing that's going to last. … I make no apology in saying to you that maybe joining a spiritual family will be the most significant thing you do with your life." more >>